Smoke management permits



The Colorado Smoke Management Program supports proactive fire mitigation and prescribed fire projects that create defensible space and reduce hazardous fuels so Colorado communities are better prepared in the event of a wildfire. With Colorado communities experiencing record numbers of COVID cases, it will be even more important than usual to reduce smoke exposure to the surrounding residences. When communities are in Red or Purple status, permittees will work with their local health department to develop smoke mitigations targeted to the size and location of their project.

Other resources and information

Burn day tools

Including forecasts and monitoring

Procedures guide

Overview for fire management officers, including site inspection expectations and "big league" burn programs.

Program manual

Comprehensive FAQ (plus not-so-frequently asked questions).